About Dean Saliba
Hello, my name is Dean Saliba and I am a 39 year old freelance writer, professional blogger, media enthusiast, dirty football player, huge professional wrestling fan, and the main cheese here at Make Money Lessons.
As a writer I cover a wide range of subjects and niches including: making money online, traffic generating, pro wrestling, blog reviews, football, how-to guides, music, internet marketing, and much more.
When I am not chained to my desk writing articles I like to play football, watch football, listen to music, attend music gigs, read, hang out with friends, go to raves, and watch loads of stand-up comedy!
How It All Started
The truth is that some of the content that you will read on Make Money Lessons had been around on the internet for a good couple of years before I had acquired the Make Money Lessons domain name.
Make Money Lessons started life as a mere category on my personal blog over at Dean Saliba Dot Com after reading some life changing posts on the blogs of Darren Rowse and John Chow about how they were making money online via blogging – and I wanted to get in on the action.
My personal blog covered pretty much every subject and topic that you would care to think of and my MMO category soon became very popular. So popular that people started to complain because they had come to the blog to read about making money online and did not care to read my personal rants and regular descents into full blown meltdowns.
So in November 2007 I purchased the INeedDiscipline.Com domain from someone on the Digital Point forum. It was a PR3 when I bought it and I mistakenly thought I could make loads of money from just writing sponsored posts with a PR3 domain, of course the PR dropped to zero the moment I acquired it.
I had THREE simple goals when I started INeedDiscipline.Com:
- If I found ways to make money then I would share them on the blog for others to take advantage of.
- I was going to do this by spending as little money as possible. Hey, I’m in this to make money, right?
- I would try and turn this into a full time job.
I ran INeedDisicpline.Com for almost six years, and in that time I made over $23,000 for myself, working less than part time, and managed to help hundreds of people to find legitimate ways to make money online for themselves.
The problem I had with the domain was that it had absolutely nothing to do with the content of the blog …. and it used to belong to a site that sold bondage/kinky high-heeled shoes and boots, which continued to hurt my attempts at SEO and increasing traffic. So I came to a point where I needed to change the domain name of the blog in order for it to progress to the next level.
Make Money Lessons Era
I didn’t want to rush into buying a new domain like I did with INeedDiscipline.com and it took me over a week to find MakeMoneyLessons.com. I felt that MakeMoneyLessons.com was THE perfect domain for what I am now trying to accomplish, which is essentially to teach people how to make money online without being scammed.
(To be continued)